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Texts · Tools · May 10th, 2008 ·

These past few days I’ve been navigating a sea of acronyms, neologisms and tiny iconic metaphors here at LGM. The thing that I can’t get out of my head is the tool that pippin of GIMP used for his talk. At first it looked like a PowerPoint clone, but then he started correcting it on-the-fly by tweaking C code. I got the impression that it was a custom tool that he was using to showcase the library he was talking about. `got the impression’ because, to be honest my mind went blank ten minutes or so into it. Anyway… it was about GEGL, and GEGL is “the next generation core of GIMP.” I don’t know if I regretted not getting into the talk at a technical level. It was great to see so much code fly across the screen with such proficiency, and it was a great privilege to see one of the GIMP developers at work. The fish that he occassionally sent swimming across the screen was also nice.

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